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Showcases at the Folk Alliance 2015

Artists' Showcase Times and Rooms : Amserau a Lleoliadau Artistiaid.

 

Artist Showcase Timetable

Chris Jones Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

19 FEBRUARY 2015 14:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Chris is most frequently compared to Meic Stevens, which is always a compliment, but his songwriting and guitar playing are more reminiscent of Bert Jansch or John Renbourn. Like all of these great ch...






In the Round, Jacquelyn Hynes : Ciaran Lavery Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

19 FEBRUARY 2015 14:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Jacquelyn HynesJacquelyn Hynes is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. She has supported Ireland’s leading musicians including Martin Hayes, Michael McGoldrick, Mary Coughlan and Lunasa, performed wi...







 

Gwyneth Glyn, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

19 FEBRUARY 2015 15:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
A poet among singers, a singer among poets, Gwyneth Glyn defies definition. Polymath by day, Jack-of-all-trades by night, the girl is simply at her happiest doing more than one thing.
Shoe-lacing...






In the Round, The Young'uns : Rosie Hood, Horizons Suite Folk Alliance 2015

 

19 FEBRUARY 2015 15:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
The Young'unsThe Young’uns are a force of nature on stage. Their irrepressible humour, infectious love for harmony singing, passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of soci...







 

Horizons Reception, Folk Alliance 2015

 

19 FEBRUARY 2015 16:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Horizons Reception
Join us for networking and drinks at 4pm Regents, No 539 on Thursday 19th February







 

Ciaran Lavery, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

19 FEBRUARY 2015 22:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Hailing from the small Irish village of Aghagallon, alt-folk troubadour Ciaran Lavery has channeled the quiet despair of isolation into timeless songs of beauty and heartache. Lavery has the ability t...







 

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

19 FEBRUARY 2015 23:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Hailed as the ‘the green shoots growing from the very top of the English folk family tree’, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have been winning awards since 2012, culminating in two BBC Folk Award nomina...







 

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance, 2015

 

19 FEBRUARY 2015 23:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Winners of the 2014 BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years. ...







 

Lowri Evans, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

20 FEBRUARY 2015 00:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Since graduating from college in Newcastle Upon Tyne with a degree in Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music, Lowri has been constantly and steadily gathering a fan base, gigging across the country and re...







 

Bernadette Morris, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

20 FEBRUARY 2015 00:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Building on the success of her hotly received debut album All the Ways you Wander, County Tyrone born, Irish musician, Bernadette Morris continues to wow audiences throughout Ireland with her fresh ta...







 

Gabriel Kelley Zorbanos, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

20 FEBRUARY 2015 01:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
“The first music I remember,” says the affable Kelley, “is what my folks played at home: Neil Young, John Prine, Cat Stevens, even early Santana and Leon Russell. I soaked all that up. And my folks we...







 

Kizzy Crawford, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

20 FEBRUARY 2015 01:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, Eighteen year old Kizzy Crawford's solo career began just two years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and perf...







 

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance, 2015

 

20 FEBRUARY 2015 14:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Winners of the 2014 BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years. ...






In the Round, David Llewellyn : Chris Jones, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

20 FEBRUARY 2015 14:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
David LlewellynCoal dust and the small coal mining valleys of South Wales supplied a down to earth upbringing whose values and early lessons he still holds dear. But at seventeen, with a jacket and gu...







 

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

20 FEBRUARY 2015 15:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Hailed as the ‘the green shoots growing from the very top of the English folk family tree’, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have been winning awards since 2012, culminating in two BBC Folk Award nomina...







 

Daniel Ryan Edwards Band, Horizons suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

20 FEBRUARY 2015 15:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

Jess Morgan, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

20 FEBRUARY 2015 22:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
‘Making waves and turning heads’ – R2 Magazine
Jess Morgan is busy making a name for herself as a force to be reckoned with in contemporary indie-folk music. Expect bold, inventive songs which ar...







 

The Young'uns, Horizon Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

20 FEBRUARY 2015 23:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
The Young’uns are a force of nature on stage. Their irrepressible humour, infectious love for harmony singing, passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social commentary...







 

Ellis Paul, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

20 FEBRUARY 2015 23:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
"Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York Times
So...







 

Oh Suzanna, Horizons suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 00:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, crafting a persona that matched the timeless qualities of her music, sounds that drew from the deep well of early 20th Century folk, ...







 

Lowri Evans, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 00:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Since graduating from college in Newcastle Upon Tyne with a degree in Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music, Lowri has been constantly and steadily gathering a fan base, gigging across the country and re...







 

Bernadette Morris, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 01:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Building on the success of her hotly received debut album All the Ways you Wander, County Tyrone born, Irish musician, Bernadette Morris continues to wow audiences throughout Ireland with her fresh ta...







 

Jacquelyn Hynes, Horizons Suite, folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 01:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Jacquelyn Hynes is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. She has supported Ireland’s leading musicians including Martin Hayes, Michael McGoldrick, Mary Coughlan and Lunasa, performed with Donal Lunny ...






In the Round, Chris Jones : Vincent Cross, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 14:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Chris JonesChris is most frequently compared to Meic Stevens, which is always a compliment, but his songwriting and guitar playing are more reminiscent of Bert Jansch or John Renbourn. Like all of the...






In the Round, Kizzy Crawford : Ciaran Lavery, Horizons suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 14:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Kizzy CrawfordEvery once in a long while, an artist of such natural, effortless musicality and poise emerges, that those of us who work day in, day out at the coalface, seeking new and interesting mus...







 

Gwyneth Glyn, Folk Music Canada Blue, Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 15:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
A poet among singers, a singer among poets, Gwyneth Glyn defies definition. Polymath by day, Jack-of-all-trades by night, the girl is simply at her happiest doing more than one thing.
Shoe-lacing, ski...






In the Round, Jess Morgan : Jacquelyn Hynes, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 15:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Jess MorganJess Morgan is busy making a name for herself as a force to be reckoned with in contemporary indie-folk music. Expect bold, inventive songs which are peppered with influence from British an...






Darren Eedes, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 15:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

Kizzy Crawford Official Showcase Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 19:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, 1 EAST PERSHING ROAD, KANSAS CITY, MO 64108, USA

 
Every once in a long while, an artist of such natural, effortless musicality and poise emerges, that those of us who work day in, day out at the coalface, seeking new and interesting music-makers, jus...







 

Lowri Evans Official Showcase Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 19:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, 1 EAST PERSHING ROAD, KANSAS CITY, MO 64108, USA

 
Since graduating from college in Newcastle Upon Tyne with a degree in Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music, Lowri has been constantly and steadily gathering a fan base, gigging across the country and re...







 

Chris Jones Official Showcase Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 21:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, 1 EAST PERSHING ROAD, KANSAS CITY, MO 64108, USA

 
Chris is most frequently compared to Meic Stevens, which is always a compliment, but his songwriting and guitar playing are more reminiscent of Bert Jansch or John Renbourn. Like all of these great ch...






In the Round, Lowri Evans : Rosie Hood, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 22:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Lowri EvansSince graduating from college in Newcastle Upon Tyne with a degree in Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music, Lowri has been constantly and steadily gathering a fan base, gigging across the cou...







 

The Young'uns, Horizon Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 23:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
The Young’uns are a force of nature on stage. Their irrepressible humour, infectious love for harmony singing, passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social commentary...







 

Dom Flemons, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

21 FEBRUARY 2015 23:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million p...






In the Round, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin : Josienne Clarke & Ben

 

22 FEBRUARY 2015 00:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Phillip Henry & Hannah MartinWinners of the 2014 BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/aco...







 

Kizzy Crawford, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

22 FEBRUARY 2015 00:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Every once in a long while, an artist of such natural, effortless musicality and poise emerges, that those of us who work day in, day out at the coalface, seeking new and interesting music-makers, jus...







 

Bernadette Morris, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

22 FEBRUARY 2015 01:00 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Building on the success of her hotly received debut album All the Ways you Wander, County Tyrone born, Irish musician, Bernadette Morris continues to wow audiences throughout Ireland with her fresh ta...







 

Ciaran Lavery, Horizons Suite, Folk Alliance 2015

 

22 FEBRUARY 2015 01:30 

(SAVE TO CAL)

 

CROWN CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO, USA

 
Hailing from the small Irish village of Aghagallon, alt-folk troubadour Ciaran Lavery has channeled the quiet despair of isolation into timeless songs of beauty and heartache. Lavery has the ability t...






 
 

Folk Alliance International 2015

FAI2015Welsh music is off to the US next week to showcase at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City.

Kizzy Crawford, Lowri Evans, Chris Jones and Gwyneth Glyn all have official showcases at the huge event, the biggest trade fair for folk and traditional music. The Horizons Suite will host additional showcases featuring UK acts and guests.

The conference hosts two thousand showcases over four days, and the Welsh artists and trac staff supporting them are part of a bigger British delegation under the banner Horizons - A World of Music from the UK & Ireland.

trac Director Danny KilBride said "trac has been working on this for some years - attending the conference, building relationships with contacts overseas and preparing the way for Welsh acts. We're looking forward to sharing just some of the talent Wales has to offer."

It's all been made possible by funding from the Arts Council of Wales' Music Industry Development Fund and Wales Arts International. Our partners in the delegation are British Underground, which helps promote UK music abroad, and the English Folk Dance & Song Society and Generator Northern Ireland who are also taking out a number of acts.

Our performers:

Lowri Evans

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Described as a 'Major talent in any language', play listed on BBC Radio and quoted as a 'Wonderful Singer Songwriter' by Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, Lowri Evans is like one of those rare gold nuggets, not often found, nestling within the Welsh valleys.
Nominated for Welsh Artist of the Year and having performed with artists such as Cara Dillon and Martin Simpson, her songs take their musical colours from a broad palette that includes folk, country and blues. www.lowrievansofficial.co.uk

 Wednesday 18th - 22.30 at Horizons, Regent's Suite, 5th Floor (539)

Thursday 19th - 00.00 at Horizons, Regent's Suite, 5th Floor (539)

Saturday 21st - 19.00 official showcase, Liberty

                            - 22.30 in the round with Rosie Hood at Horizons, Regent's Suite, 5th Floor (539)

 

Kizzy Crawford

Kizzy FAI

 

Kizzy's dazzling talent is sure to make her a major star. trac recently took her to Canada as part of Music PEI's showcase festival and we're looking forward to introducing Folk Alliance delegates to this truly original young artist. www.kizzymerielcrawford.com

Thursday 19th - 01.30 at Horizons, Regent's Suite, 5th Floor (539)

Saturday 21st - 14.30 at Horizons, Regent's Suite, 5th Floor (539)

                           - 19.00 official showcase , Roanoke

                           - 00.30 at Horizons, Regent's Suite, 5th Floor (539)

 

 

Chris Jones

chrisjones400x300Chris describes himself as "a contemporary Welsh folk balladeer who sings songs in Welsh and English, from the traditions of the British Isles and further afield". Said BBC Radio Wales presenter Adam Walton “When Chris recorded a session for BBC radio, the yearning, unaffected beauty of his songs – the truth in his rich baritone - reduced the battle-hardened engineers and production staff to tears.”  Sain Records

Wednesday 18th - 01.30 at Horizons, Regent's Suite, 5th Floor (539)

Thursday 19th - 14.00 at Horizons, Regent's Suite, 5th Floor (539)

Friday 20th - 14.30 ITR with David Llewellyn at Horizons, Regent's Suite, 5th Floor (539)

Saturday 21st - ITR with Vincent Cross at Horizons, Regent's Suite, 5th Floor (539)

                         - 21.00 official showcase, Roanoke

 

Gwyneth Glyn

"Her Lyrics have a simplicity of language and imagery: there’s a poet here who is able to leave words and images hanging in the memory…. She has a fine feel for the art of songwriting as well as the wind, trees and landscape of Wales that inform her music and emotions.” – Frazer Cains, LWCLl  gwynethglyn.com

Thursday 19th - 15.00 at Horizons, Regent's Suite, 5th Floor (539)

Saturday 21st - official showcase at Folk Music Canada

 

 

 

The Horizons Suite will also be hosting performances by other performers from the UK and Eire plus guests from the USA and Canada, including

Friday 20th at 14.30: Mountain Ash born singer-songwriter David Llewellyn, winner of the John Lennon Award and now based in Nashville www.davidllewellyn.com

Saturday 21st at 15.30: Darren Eedens, a young singer-songwriter from Toronto, who's now resident in Cardiff darreneedens.bandcamp.com

All the Horizons showcases are in our calendar - click here to see and share

Looking forward to seeing you at the Horizons Suite or official showcases, or come and meet us at the trade fair, Stand 202

 

Folk Frenzy: new course packed out with young folkies

trac's first course especially designed for young people begins this weekend. Sold out and over-subscribed, we're delighted to welcome 35 young musicians, singers and cloggers to the Urdd's centre at GlanLlyn on the shores of Bala Lake for a four-day course with tutors Bethan Rhiannon, Patrick Rimes and Gwenan Gibbard.

 

 

Full details are here

 

 

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